Puget Island CDP, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Puget Island CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The Puget Island Census Designated Place had a population of 837 as of July 1, 2016. Puget Island CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Puget Island CDP is located at latitude 46.1757 and longitude -123.3819 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the Puget Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles.

The Puget Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585023) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Puget Island Census Designated Place is located within Puget Island Division of Wahkiakum County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Puget Island CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Puget Island CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 837
Population in Households 819
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $286,667
Average Home Value $318,833


Median Household Income $50,095
Average Household Income $65,093
Per Capita Income $28,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.12%
Households -0.04% 0.11%
Families -0.06% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Puget Island CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Puget Island CDP to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 410 35th
Population Density1 # 570 9th
Diversity Index2 # 509 19th
Median Household Income # 382 39th
Per Capita Income # 264 58th

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